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Hyundai Alcazar facelift: launching delay due to festive season

Outer and inner updates will be similar to Creta; no changes made mechanically

After the new Creta, Hyundai’s next big release this year will be the Alcazar facelift. They’ve been testing the SUV on our roads already. We thought it would come out around mid-2024, but now it seems the launch will be pushed back a bit. Instead of mid-year, we’re looking at September or October 2024 for the Alcazar facelift to hit the market.

Hyundai Alcazar


  1. The Alcazar is getting a makeover that’s inspired by the changes made to the new Creta.
  2. The release got pushed back because they need to sell off the old version first.
  3. Things won’t be altered in any way, without any adjustments.

Hyundai Alcazar facelift: delayed reason

The Alcazar hasn’t been selling as fast as Hyundai hoped. They’re only selling around 1,500 of them each month, while the Creta flies off the shelves with over 10,000 sales monthly. Hyundai used to try to convince people buying the Creta to get the Alcazar instead by promising a shorter wait time. Now, because they have a lot of unsold Alcazars, they’re waiting a bit longer to release the updated version, hoping to sell off the ones they already have.

Hyundai Alcazar

Hyundai Alcazar facelift: expectation

The upcoming Alcazar will get a makeover similar to the new Creta. That means it might have split headlights, a fresh front grille and bumper, and a redesigned tailgate with connected tail-lamps that wrap around. The current Alcazar already looks a bit different from the old Creta, so it’s unclear how much it will stand out from the new Creta. Inside, it could inherit the updated dashboard and connected-screen layout from the new Creta. Like before, it will likely be available in both six- and seven-seat versions. One big change will be the addition of the ADAS suite, which is already in the updated Creta.

Hyundai Alcazar

Hyundai Alcazar is getting a makeover, nothing changed under the hood.

The Alcazar is going to keep the same powerful engines it already has: a 160hp turbo-petrol engine and a 116hp diesel engine. They’ll still come with both manual and automatic gearboxes, just like before. When the new version comes out, it’ll still be competing with cars like the Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV700, and MG Hector Plus. And because of the upgrades, you might see a small increase in the price.

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